Join Vow Bride Editor, Kim Wadsworth and Hampton Roads outstanding Bridal Experts sharing their experience and best kept wedding planning secrets!
8:15 AM Doors Open
8:30 AM The Yacht Club at Marina Shores
9:00 AM Chef by Design Catering
9:30 AM Emily Weddings
10:00 AM Marie Violet Photography
10:30 AM Janie Medley of The Bride's Cafe
$35 for one or $50 for two
VIP Entry into the Bridal Show, VIP Seating for the 3pm Couture Runway Show, Bridal Breakfast, Special Vow Bag, Tips From the Top Booklet and a Special Drawing for workshop attendees only! Seating is limited!
PROS-IN-THE-KNOW BREAKFAST WORKSHOP
8:15 AM - 11 AM
12:00 PM Children’s Fashion Show "Petite Wedding Cortege"
1:00 PM American Heart Association’s "Little Red Dress Event
3:00 PM Cameo Appearance: "All the World's a Stage When You're a Bride" Couture Runway Show
4:00 PM Long Jewelers Giveaway & Wedding with Style Grand Prize Giveaway
12:00 PM Planning Your Wedding with Pinterest w/ Jennifer La Londe, Owner of the Bridal Dish
1:00 PM Bridal Beauty Makeover: How to Define You on Your Wedding Day with Kim Wadsworth with BridesMade
2:00 PM Planning a Wedding From Your Heart with celebrated Author & Wedding Folklorist, Cornelia Powell
(Schedule subject to change)
GENERAL ADMISSION and REGISTRATION
$10 at the door or Brides-To-Be can pre-register online HERE for a $2 discount.
Show your AAA Card for a $5 admission at the box office
Free Valet Parking for Brides by Express Valet – Free Vow Bride Bag to the first 1,000 Brides
One lucky couple will win this amazing all inclusive wedding package valued at over $16,000.
A complete wedding planning, coordination and design package from the award winning team with style
Wedding Bands for the Bride & Groom
$500.00 Gift Certificate
PURE ENGLISH COUTURE BRIDAL
Pearls for your Wedding Party (up to six)
TIDEWATER KEEPSAKE JEWELERS
A Custom Monogram Lighting
STAGE RIGHT LIGHTING WEDDINGS
Wedding Wine Service (with signed catering contract)
SHERATON VIRGINIA BEACH OCEANFRONT
Full Day of Wedding Make-up for your wedding party (up to 8)
includes some full size products for bride and bridesmaids
MARY KAY COSMETICS
Custom Bridal Veil & Belt
MIKASA LA' CHARLES
Engagement Session & Three 8x10 Prints (w/ booking of your wedding)
DAVID CHAMPAGNE PHOTOGRAPHY
$500 Gift Certificate
WATERFORD EVENT RENTALS
Tower Cupcake stand with Cutting Cake for 100 guests
TWISTED SISTERS CUPCAKES
THE MEN'S WEARHOUSE
*all prizes based on vendor conditions and will only be presented to a qualified bride at the event on February 24th, 2013. All Sponsors, media, participating vendors and their families are ineligible. The winning bride must be officially engaged with a set wedding date.
Pros-in-the-Know Breakfast Workshop
Sponsored by Distinctive Gourmet, AAA, Farm Fresh & Style Events
Photos by Malie Osborn | Marie Violet Photography
Brides Against Breast Cancer
Charity Wedding Gown Sale
Hundreds of New and Gently Used Designer and Couture Gowns
25% to 85% Savings!
Bridal Cocktail Party with Light Bites
Friday, January 18, 2013
6:00 - 9:00 PM
Unveiling of the Gowns
PURCHASE TICKETS HERE
$30 tax deductible donation, includes Bride and 1 guest. Additional guests $10 each.
Enjoy signature cocktails, light bites and entertainment. At 7:00pm, be among the very first in the Portsmouth area to browse through and try on your selections from our inventory of hundreds and hundreds of new and gently used designer and couture wedding gowns!
Saturday, January 19, 2013
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
PURCHASE TICKETS HERE
$7 Bride tickets, free guest tickets
Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel
and Waterfront Conference CEnter
425 Water Street
Portsmouth, VA 23704
Volunteer and Sponsorship Opportunities Available
Please Call 877-721-HOPE (5673)
Sponsored by Vow Bride
Creating a signature drink for your wedding will be a memorable and tasty treat for you and your guests. Get creative with garnishes and glassware that show off your personality as a couple or include a cocktail for both the bride and groom. Signature cocktails will also nicely compliment a themed wedding.
Jello shot perfection
Elderflower gin cocktail
Spiked punch in elegant glass jars
Felt hearts make for a unique straw garnish
Fall wedding cocktail with chocolate dipped apple garnish
Cocktails in mason jars are simple and rustic
Sprinkle garnishes are fun and add a pop of color
Spiked Egg Nog is perfect for a winter wedding
Blueberries and mint are refreshing for a summer wedding
REGISTER ONLINE to get your "VIB Breakfast Workshop" VIB Pass NOW!
And be entered to WIN a $50 gift card to Changes City Spa
and a $50 gift card to Jake's Place for your groom.
When: Day of Bridal Event, February 19, 2012
Time: 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Where: Virginia Beach Convention Center
Meet-one-on-one with bridal experts and guest speakers, receive valuable tips AND be
in the drawing for some excellent prizes.
**Note SEATING IS LIMITED
Vow Magazine has a special invitation for a select group of Brides. If you have a wedding to plan but have not yet taken that first step, here is an opportunity to mingle with some of Hampton Roads finest Wedding planners, florists, caterers, photographers and more in a beautiful social setting. Plus, meet Vow Editor/Founder, Kim Wadsworth.
Let Vow take you OVER THE MOON on Tuesday Oct 11th from 6-8pm. Your evening will include Lunar Libations, Sweet and Savory Starry Treats and Celestial Surprises.
We can't tell you where it is...yet...but if you register with your name and your groom's name, your pending nuptials date, and tell us what Wedding Vendors you are still looking to book you could be one of the several Brides-to-Be that will be picked at random! If you are one of the winners, the secret location will be disclosed to you by Oct 7th via email or phone! **You must be at least 21 years of age to enter.
1. ABS by Allen Schwartz Strapless Rosette Gown, $412.50 (originally $550), available at Lord & Taylor
2. Long white silk dress by BCBGMAXAZRIA, $348, available at Lord & Taylor
3. Rendezvous Gown, $500, available at Amanda Archer
4. Textured strapless dress, $498, available at Elise Bergman.
5. Taryn Gown, $495, available at J.Crew
Thank you all for a wonderful and succesful event!
List of 2012 Bridal Event Booth Winners
Please check out testimonials from our brides and vendors
VOW Bridal Event Testimonials
Pros-in-the-Know Workshop Testimonial
For your summer wedding, combat the humidity by adding volume and texture to your wedding chignon or bun. Even add a modern twist to your simple up-do by pinning in a sparkling accessory. These easy styles last all day (and night!) and don't require the help of a professional hair stylist.
Tip: If your hair is super straight, use a large barrel curling iron to add loose waves for texture and volume. Spray with extra hold hairspray.
If your hair is extra curly, use a large barrel curling iron as well, but before you apply the waves, spray in some detangler spray or de-frizzing spray. Products like Tresemme or John Freida have lesser expensive options than the pricier salon products.
Accessories are from BHLDN.